Today is Archtober 1st!

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Archtober kicks off today with the opening of three new exhibitions at the Center for Architecture in New York, including Buildings = Energy, for which Colin Cathcart, Bruce Fowle, and Laurie Kerr all served on the Advisory Committee. The IfUD is hosting a book talk on the High Line with Founder Ann Ferebee and Jeff Byles next Friday (10/7) from 12:00-1:00 PM, and we hope to see you there! Many Fellows will be participating in other events during the month-long festival: Kerr and Richard Dattner will both speak at the symposium When Green is not an Option but the Law! on 10/3; Deborah Gans will speak on, and Lance Jay Brown will moderate, the panel VisioNYC 2080: Towards a Risk-Resilient City on 10/6; and Cathcart will give a presentation on “Furry Buildings” at the conference High-Performance Landscapes: People, Places, Plants on 10/21. For more, check out the full schedule of events. Congratulations to Rick Bell and everyone at AIANY for putting together such an impressive month!

By the City / For the City @ Van Alen Books

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Next Wednesday, September 28th, we’ll be at Van Alen Books (30 W. 22nd Street) to talk about By the City / For the City: An Atlas of Possibility for the Future of New York, our newest publication (available for purchase here). The talk, presented as part of VAB’s weekly Brown Bag Reading Series, will take place from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. We hope that you can make it! Bring yourself, your lunch, and some thought-provoking questions, and we’ll see you there.

“A History of Design” Goes on Tour

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

IfUD Founder Ann Ferebee and Fellow Jeff Byles spoke recently at Manhattan’s 92nd Street Y about their new revised version of Ferebee’s book, A History of Design From the Victorian Era to the Present, which can be purchased now at WW Norton’s website. They’ll be speaking again, downtown this time, at the Skyscraper Museum on August 2nd. This one’s not to be missed!